midnight oil


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midnight oil

n to burn the midnight oillavorare or studiare fino a tarda notte
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And all my austere nights of midnight oil, all the books I had read, all the wisdom I had gathered, went glimmering before the ape and tiger in me that crawled up from the abysm of my heredity, atavistic, competitive and brutal, lustful with strength and desire to outswine the swine.
A room to himself where he could burn the midnight oil unmolested.
Addressing the audience after performing ground breaking of 1223 MW Balloki Power Plant here on Tuesday, he said Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif burnt the midnight oil to ensure the cheapest and timely installation of coal, hydle and solar projects across the province to rid the province of the load-shedding and put the country on the road to progress.
Doug Jones, from Mold, is a committee member with the North Wales Astronomy Society and he was at Aberdaron burning the midnight oil to see them on Tuesday night.
But with a team of councillors and committed activists who are willing to burn the midnight oil, it is most certainly an achievable goal.
RED Bull face the prospect of burning yet more midnight oil after being forced to call another early halt to testing.
I write when I can, usually burning the midnight oil.
Gigginstown House Stud's contender Midnight Oil also races prominently, but attempting to make all at this track often fails - recent finishing positions of early leaders in this race are 45332225.
Congratulating the committee on successfully arranging the international conference, he said, "I would like to acknowledge the hard work of officers of the Supreme Court and Law and Justice Commission who literally burnt the midnight oil to make the conference memorable".
NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The power and the passion of one of the world's most inspirational rock and roll bands comes across with fury on ESSENTIAL OILS , the first double-CD chronology ever assembled on Australia's favorite sons, Midnight Oil .
As you may have gathered, the writers have been burning the midnight oil to rejig this season in light of Larry Hagman's death.
MIDNIGHT OIL (Willie Mullins) THE five-year-old broke his duck over hurdles with a comfortable success at Cork last weekend and looks sure to improve again.